TAJ Burrow claimed his spot in the venerable fraternity that is the Billabong Pipe Masters. The surf may have been on the way out but Teebs was the man today, adapting from barrels early on to aerial flaring in the final.
Kelly looked the dogs in the quarters and semi but it fell apart for him in the final and he didn't even break double figures...
So. What news from today? A day when the ASP may consider changing it's name to Australia's Surfing Professionals so total is their domination:
Men's and Women's, Triple Crown and World Titles, event wins in Hawaii. Mens WQS champ (2nd in the ladies), Longboarding champ and who knows what else... plus 7 outta 10 WCT events this year. Blimey.
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